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...an expanded version of the "Observations" section in my private Daily Trading Journal.

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EEM vs SPX

EEM vs SPX
APRIL 21, 2014 ~ Watching Emerging Markets vs SPX to see if weakness persists or if investors place their bets on emerging market recovery.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Liquidity Solved...Unemployment is Not

The markets soared this morning after this news article was released regarding a coordinated action by major central world banks to provide liquidity to the global financial system as a preemptive strike against rising stresses in the banking system: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/30/us-markets-global-idUSTRE7AK01K20111130

In contrast, there was no negative market reaction to today's monthly data release which showed a rise in the European unemployment rate to 10.3% (its highest level in 11 years), as shown in the graph below (provided courtesy of www.forexfactory.com):


The banks are happy...are the citizens?